Most horror movie characters come and go. Literally. Because most of them die. But one horror movie character stands the test of time. A character so phenomenal…..so monumental…..so great in his white suit as he fights demons and tells people to “Smash everything! Smash everything!” that he deserves all of this praise and more. Feast your eyes and ears on the man….the myth…..Tony The Pimp from 1985’s Demons!
First off, much praise to whoever put that compilation up on Youtube. Second, Tony The Pimp is played by actor Bobby Rhodes – so he obviously deserves most of the credit here. And thirdly, how can sideburns be so devastating? Tony The Pimp’s sideburns are no ordinary sideburns, that’s why. He’s pretty much the black Chuck Norris. Whether he’s kicking in a door because there’s no need for anything else or schooling a group of people on what an ‘Instrument Of Evil‘ is – Tony The Pimp lights up the screen and not just because he’s wearing that white suit.
The dubbing is a fantastic touch as well. So get up out of your seats…..wave your hands in the air like you just don’t care…..and if you got on clean underwear, make some noise and show your love for Tony The Pimp! And go watch Demons again because it’s an amazing movie.
Easily one of my favorite horror movies of all time is Lamberto Bava’s 1985 Italian splatter classic, Demons. A ridiculous but hugely entertaining mess of a movie that turns into full-on demon carnage after a prostitute named Rosemary (Geretta Geretta) puts on a prop mask at a movie theater. And now thanks to the glorious Ebay gods, someone has replicated that very mask for you to own.
Not too shabby. Just don’t put the mask on if you buy it or else there’s a 50/50 chance that you’ll turn into a demon. And you’re teeth will get all messed up, and you don’t want that. But yes, up on Ebay right now, you can bid on one of these replica masks that comes with a mini framed poster (you get to choose from 3) and also a replica of the Metropol movie ticket from the movie as well. If you’re tempted to bid, it starts at $99.95 (plus $45 shipping) which honestly isn’t bad at all for this particular piece in my opinion. You can go HERE if you want to check out more about it and maybe you’ll end up with the coolest Halloween mask in the process. Now in the spirit of Demons, let’s end this post with some words of wisdom from Tony The Pimp:
Not gonna lie, it takes a lot to give me the creeps – so this is going to be a recurring feature that will give you, the reader, an idea of just what does give me the creeps! First up, actress Geretta Geretta changing over to a demon in the aptly titled Italian classic Demons. I remember watching this with my Dad when I was about 11. The original VHS box was a little deceiving because it had a demon on it (from the movie) that sort of resembled an evil Muppet. Not all that scary (shrug)
*wocka wocka wocka!*
So, everything was going along so nicely – the bad dubbing, Tony The Pimp (who hadn’t really had any golden lines up to this point), the blind guy who wouldn’t shut up…..Oh, but I wonder what’s going to happen after that girl put that mask on in the lobby and cut herself!? Yep – here we go. Continue reading →